PTBD with Stenting for malignant structures/Cholangiocacinoma
This procedure is indicated for patients who have a tumour in liver/ gall bladder/pancreas which is obstructing the flow of bile and causing jaundice.What is the underlying problem?
A tumour in liver/ gall bladder/pancreas is causing compression on bile ducts and henceobstructing the flow of bile resulting in jaundice .What are the consequences of postponing / worst complication if left untreated?
Unless treated at the right time the jaundice deepens, patient will have more pain and may land in liver function failure.How is it diagnosed?
CT/ MRI Abdomen.What are the steps of procedure?
The block is crossed using wire and catheters, lumen is opened using a balloon and sometimes stents are used to preserve the lumen.Why transhepatic approach?
As most of the patients are unfit for the surgical options and interventional radiology offers solution through a 3mm hole under local anaesthesia as a day care procedure.